BGB-BSF agree on stopping border crimes

RAJSHAHI, Aug 9, 2018 : A sector commander level coordination meeting
between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) of
India today reached a consensus on peaceful coexistence along border through
stopping all sorts of crimes.

The border forces of the two countries discussed and devised ways and means
on how to stop drugs trafficking, border killing and illegal cross border

The four-hour meeting was held at Bastabar Mahisantas BGB outpost under
Dhamuirhat upazila in Naogaon district.

A 22-member BGB team headed by Rajshahi Sector Commander Col Anwar Sadat
Abu Muhammad Fuad and the 22-member Indian BSF team headed by Royganj Sector
DIG TC Symti attended the meeting.

The staff officers and battalion commanders of both sides were also
present in the meeting.

During the meeting, both sides agreed to solve the existing border
problems between the two countries. They also stressed the need for checking
smuggling, women-children trafficking and illegal entering from both the

Operation Officer of BGB Rajshahi Sector Major Golam Sarwar told
journalists that the meeting was held in a congenial atmosphere. The meeting
put emphasis on stopping killing of Bangladeshi nationals on the frontiers,
stoppage of physical torture on Bangladeshis by BSF, checking of smuggling
and drug trafficking and illegal trespassing.

“Both forces agreed to work jointly to resolve all border-related
issues,” Major Sarwar added.